The Kickstarter was wildly successful. Thanks so much for your incredible support! The game is due for release in December 2013.
If you've stumbled upon this project recently, you can get on the preorder list if you email me at obscurasoft(at)gmail.com. I'll send you preorder info later this year if you want to get the game at a discount (it'll be around $15 USD). Just say you want to be on the mailing list somewhere in your email.
If you haven't already checked out the demo, the link is here:
You must be 18+ to play.
You can also keep up to date by following the new blog at:
UPDATE NOVEMBER 2012
What is "Coming Out On Top?"
It's a comedic coming-of-age video game about a gay college kid named Mark.
You play the role of Mark. After finally coming out to your friends you enter the gay dating scene for the first time in you life.
No. This game is more like an interactive comic book, visual novel, or a choose-your-own-adventure. It's the kind of game where you make choices that will determine Mark's fate. There are multiple endings, both good and bad. Make the right moves to score high points with potential romantic interests.
Will I get to have sex?
After I took a recent poll, it seems like about 95% of you wanted a game with eroticism. So yes.
How Many Guys Are There to Choose From?
The full game will have four more guys to choose from, in addition to Alex (from the demo). One of the guys is actually Ian, your best friend.
It's Very White Around Here! Where Are the Men of Color?
Out of the five guys to choose from, there is one African American and one Asian dude. They will appear in the full game. There is only one dateable guy in the demo though, and he happens to be white.
That's Quite A Stable of Twinks! What About Other Types of Dudes?
The football quarterback in the full game should be hairier and beefier than the current guys, but I'm sure there's going to be demand for somebody with even more bulk. Or less. People like their men in all shapes and sizes. :D
If my Kickstarter goes well and reaches a stretch goal, I'll add a backer requested character. Right now it's lookin' like a bear may be the winner. On the other hand...I haven't quite advertised to the yaoi fans out there yet...so we'll see who emerges victor. (And if Kickstarter goes exceptionally well, I'd like to add more characters.)
Your Guys are Way Too Buff! What About Other Types of Dudes?
Who Are You?
Just a gal who wanted to make a dating sim, but was completely bored with the idea of making a hetero one. My husband suggested making a gay male dating sim instead, and immediately I had the overwhelming feeling I had to do it.
When Will the Full Game Be Available?
Next year, if my upcoming Kickstarter (which I'll launch in November 2012) succeeds.
The latest updates on my blog are here.
You can check out the additional guys planned for the full game here.
If you're curious, you can read about why I changed the art from my old demo here.
My (mostly NSFW) tumblr is here.